Mayor Madden: Leonard Hospital Demolition Moving Forward
City moving ahead with removal of asbestos, demolition of building located in Troy’s Lansingburgh neighborhood
Removal of former medical facility part of Madden administration’s commitment to neighborhood revitalization
TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the City of Troy has selected contractors to demolish the former Leonard Hospital building in north Troy. The long-abandoned 140,000 sqf medical facility – located at 74 New Turnpike Road in Troy’s historic Lansingburgh neighborhood – will undergo asbestos remediation prior to demolition of the structure.
Mayor Madden said, “For too long, the Leonard Hospital building has harmed property values and decreased the quality of life for families and businesses in our Lansingburgh neighborhood. Demolition of this blighted structure will create new opportunities for neighborhood revitalization and investment in north Troy, part of my administration’s commitment to support our diverse neighborhoods and positively impact the future of our community. I am proud to advance this long-awaited project safely and responsibly, and look forward to the first phase of operations to begin.”
Completed in 1972, the Leonard Hospital served families in Troy and surrounding Capital Region communities for over twenty years before closing two decades ago. Prior to pursuing demolition, the city explored possible options for reuse of the building but the age and condition of the structure was found unsuitable for alternative uses. The approximately 6.4 acre site will be reviewed through a community lead initiative for future development options after the demolition is complete.
Demolition of Leonard Hospital is scheduled in two phases. First, removal of asbestos from the building will occur, followed by the controlled deconstruction of the structure. Work is expected to begin early summer and continue through the fall season.
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John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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